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amlowe:
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AprilDavies:
The biggest news here at the library is that all the old, dying public area pc's have been replaced with brand-new machines. Brand-new, not just less-old-hand-me-downs! (we're pretty easy to please)

In people news...
Gina Brady, Cindy Maguire, & Cathy Wise are all attending the NYSLAA conference in Syracuse as I type this (June 7-9).

April Davies and Katherine Brent will both be in Stony Brook for the SUNYLA conference. And Beth Orgeron will be there earlier in the week for the SLC (aka SCLD) conference.

Don LaPlant is going to Chicago for ALA later this month.






maeichelberger:
Our new director, Jessica Olin, will start July 3.

Michelle Eichelberger is attending SUNYLA this week, and Cindy Francis will be attending ALA this month.

Part-time Reference Librarian Sarah Karas has accepted a position at SUNY Oneonta.

GCC is participating in the OLIS Second Reclamation Pilot to help get campus data in shape for the migration to Alma.

Cindy Hagelberger and Amy Westfall completed a five part Supervisors Series of workshops sponsored by GCC Human Resources.

Nicki Lerczak attended and co-presented a session on At Risk Students at the HS & College Libraries: Collaborating for Student Success conference held at SUNY Brockport on May 24.

Cindy Francis and Nicki Lerczak served on the Creativity Conference Planning Committee and Cindy managed attendee reservations day of the conference.

Michelle Eichelberger's book Optimizing Discovery Systems to Improve User Experience, co-authored with Bonnie Imler from Penn State Altoona, was published by ABC Clio in May.

millerjaACC:
Part-time reference librarian Nora Burrows has accepted a full-time position as the Youth Services Librarian at the Catskill Public Library. We wish Nora the best of luck in her dynamic new role!

jenndevito:
On June 7th, the Global Library Initiatives at the University Libraries welcomed Ning Jia from Shanghai Normal University Library (Shanghai, China). Ms. Jia is the 5th lecturer in the series titled “Subject Librarian Services at Shanghai Normal University.”  The Global Library Initiatives is coordinated by SBU librarian Michael Huang.
 
SBU’s class of 1967 visited the Special Collections and University Archives on Saturday, June 3, as part of their 50th Reunion. Librarian Kristen Nyitray curated an exhibit of photographs, newspaper articles and other artifacts from their time at the Stony Brook University campus.
 
Librarian Darren Chase took part in Safe Space, an LGBTQ* Services program to works to ensure the campus is an inclusive place for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning people.  The goals of Safe Space are:
•To change campus culture, and wherever else we inhabit, so that LGBTQ* people feel safe, supported, valued, and celebrated.

•To provide information about resources and appropriate referrals for members of the campus community seeking additional support and information.

•To educate and empower individuals to do the constant work of being allies for social justice.

•To build tools and skill that facilitate the disruption of oppressive behavior, and mentality.

Across campus there are Safe Space members available to support and confidentially consult with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ*) community and their allies.
 
The University Libraries held its final Colloquium Series event on May 11.  Librarian Gregg Stevens presented on his research as a Rising Star Program member (Medical Library Association) related to special interest groups.
Claudia McGivney and Laura Costello presented on digital literacy, fake news and ways to engage students to assess information critically.
 
The University Libraries Special Collections has acquired the papers of Eversley Childs and family members, who resided in Crane Neck, Village of Old Field, NY, NYC and Greenwich CT.  The papers are valuable sources of information for those researching Long Island history.  The collection includes photographs, papers, maps and textiles.
 
Pet Therapy events were held at the Melville Library and Southampton Library during finals as a way for students to de-stress.  This popular program is a partnership between the University Libraries, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and Pet Away Life Stress (PALS).
 
The final University Libraries STEM Speakers Series was held on April 19, with Dr. Anurag Purwar presenting “Innovating and Inventing Mechanical Motion Generating Devices. Librarians Yuet (Clara) Tran and Robert Tolliver coordinated this series.
 
Michael Bailou Huang, Coordinator of the Office of Global Library Initiatives presented a keynote speech at the 3rd International Conference on Leadership and Innovative Management in Academic Librarian in the Age of New Technology. His speech was titled “Transforming Stony Brook University Libraries into Collaborative Spaces.”

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